Borrowing from a football tradition, members of the Virginia Tech community are inviting everyone around the country to wear orange and maroon, the school colors, on Friday to show support for the families of the victims and the school.
"The thought behind it is just to try to show that there's hope for a better future," said John Stevens, a Virginia Tech freshman from Morrisville. "Speaking personally, it's really comforting to have everyone to show their support. I just think it's the least people can do."
WAYS TO GIVE
Memorials designated for the "Virginia Tech Family Fund" may be made payable to the Virginia Tech Foundation and mailed to University Development, 902 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Also, the university has established the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund to aid in healing and to generate financial support for such expenses as grief counseling.
Go to www.vt.edu/tragedy/memorial_fund.php and click on the link for making a gift.